Are you anticipating having guests to stay? Having someone stay over in your home can be exciting and a lot of fun. At the same time, you want to be a good host. It’s important to make sure your guest(s) will be comfortable while they’re staying. You want them to feel at home but also well looked after. Not to mention, your home might currently be a bit of a mess. Getting everything ready could take a little time, but don’t worry too much about making it perfect. A few little touches could help make everything a lot more welcoming.
Tidy Up (a Little)
It makes sense to tidy up and clean a little before guests come to stay. But don’t think that you have to clean obsessively and get it looking perfect. There’s no need for your home to look like something out of a magazine. Your guests know that you live there, so they expect it to look lived in. Clear away some clutter and do your usual cleaning, and perhaps deep clean a couple of neglected areas if you feel like it. Just don’t feel that it has to be clean to professional levels to impress your guests.
Prepare a Guest Bedroom
If you have guests staying over, you’ll need somewhere for them to sleep. Of course, just because you have a spare room it doesn’t mean it’s usable as a guest bedroom. You might need to clear out a room or move some things around. If there’s nowhere else to put anything, consider looking at storage units to clear out some stuff. Even if you only need to use storage temporarily, it could free up some space for you. You’ll want to ensure your guest bedroom has the essentials too, from a bed with clean sheets to somewhere to store clothes.
Get the Bathroom Ready
The other key area to turn your attention to is the bathroom. If you have a spare guest bathroom, that’s great. But if you don’t, you can still set things up so your guests have everything they need. Put out some towels for them and make sure they know where they are and what to do with them after they’ve been used. They might appreciate it if you supply some toiletries, but you at least need to ensure they have soap and toilet paper as the basics.
Help Guests Help Themselves
If you want your guests to feel at home, you could do a few things to help them settle in. Set out things for breakfast or show them how to use the coffee machine. Let them know how to work the TV remote and any intricacies of your setup. Make sure they know they’re welcome to help themselves to drinks or snacks, or even that they can cook in the kitchen if they want to. You could give them a spare key if they want to come and go as they please too.
Prepare your home for guests to help them feel welcome when they arrive and allow them to have their own space.